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Definition of Afflict


  1. To strike or cast down; to overthrow.
  2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
  3. To make low or humble.
  4. Afflicted.

Afflict Quotations

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther

Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
Finley Peter Dunne

War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
Cardinal Richelieu

There's no such thing as ageing gracefully. I don't meet people who want to get Alzheimer's disease, or who want to get cancer or arthritis or any of the other things that afflict the elderly. Ageing is bad for you, and we better just actually accept that.
Aubrey de Grey

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
Robert Frost
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Afflict Translations

afflict in Dutch is beproeven, bedroeven, verdriet doen
afflict in Italian is infestare
afflict in Latin is contristo, adficio, ingravo
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